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The Modern Pioneer Cookbook

by Mary Bryant Shrader

Seasonal ingredients, traditional techniques, and nourishing recipes

Cooking traditional foods from scratch is easier and less expensive than you might think. In simpler times, people cooked from scratch using seasonal ingredients and traditional techniques like canning, fermenting, and drying to preserve the harvest. Mary Bryant Shrader follows these principles to create delicious, nutrient-dense meals that are affordable, budget-friendly, and additive-free.

Now you can learn why so many people are big fans of the Mary’s Nest website and YouTube channel. In The Modern Pioneer Cookbook, Mary shows you how to master the basics of pioneer cooking to make over 85 delicious recipes that are all simple and incredibly nourishing.

Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Over 85 traditional, from-scratch recipes for bone broths, cultured dairy, ferments, home-baked breads, including sourdough and baking with ancient grains, as well as recipes for chicken, meats, fish, vegetables, desserts, and much more.
  • Beautiful photography, including detailed pictures that will help you learn traditional cooking techniques.
  • Detailed instructions and cooking guidance that will help readers of all abilities cook like a pioneer, using traditional techniques.
  • Tips for sourcing ingredients and stocking and equipping your own traditional foods kitchen.

Discover for yourself how you can use simple ingredients and traditional techniques to cook the modern pioneer way.

Get a Signed Book Plate

If you want to get a copy of my book with a signed bookplate, you can order my cookbook from TalkShopLive. When my book is released on August 15, 2023, they’ll send you a copy of my cookbook with the signed bookplate.

I had LIVE event with TalkShopLive on Monday, July 10, 2023. You can watch the replay of my TalkShopLive event, where I demonstrated how to make a recipe from the book and took questions from viewers.

Please Leave a Book Review

Can you help me keep the momentum going and also introduce others to traditional recipes and techniques?

If you can please take a few moments to leave a review of my book on the website where you purchased my book, such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Walmart, etc., I would so appreciate it! Your review will give my book a boost and encourage booksellers to recommend my book to other readers and home cooks.

Your review of my book will help promote traditional foods and techniques to others who may not have experience with what we already know and enjoy about bone broths, cultured dairy, ferments, sourdough, and more! 

About the Author

Mary Bryant Shrader

Mary's Nest with Beef Bone Broth Jar

Mary Bryant Shrader is the best selling author of The Modern Pioneer Cookbook and a self-described “former New York City girl” who discovered the simple life with her husband in the Texas hill country. She’s a modern pioneer in the kitchen who has spent the last twenty years teaching friends and fans alike how to make nourishing recipes using traditional methods and whole, seasonal ingredients. Her mission is to teach her followers how to make nutrient-rich meals using traditional “pioneer” techniques like fermenting, canning, and drying.

On her Mary’s Nest YouTube channel and website, she provides detailed instructions for teaching traditional cooking techniques, such as making bone broth, sourdough bread, cultured dairy, rendering animal fats, and soaking and sprouting grains. Fans of Mary’s have come to love her encouraging, helpful demeanor and her familiar way of greeting every viewer with her “Hello, Sweet Friends!” salutation.